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IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND GENERAL NOTES ~ Quik Drive Products

Minimum Coating or Material Recommendation

Environment Untreated SBX/DOT
& Zinc
Borate
MCQ ACQ-C, ACQ-D, CA-B, CBA-A
w/o
Ammonia
w/
Ammonia
Higher
Chemical
Content
Interior Dry Low Low Low Med Med High
Exterior (Deck Boards) Med N/A Med Med High High
Higher Exposure (Dock Boards) High N/A High High High High

Low - Heavy zinc electroplate, yellow zinc dichromate, gray phosphate, Class 3 (as per AS3566.2) mechanically galvanised coating, Climaseal®, TufCote®, clear zinc, 410 stainless steel

Med - N2000®, Quik Guard®

High - 305/316 stainless steel

  1. Use 305/316 stainless steel with any treatment chemical not listed above or in uncertain environmental exposure conditions.
  2. For timber with actual retention levels higher than 0.10 pcf [1.6 kg/m3] (above ground) for CA-B and 0.20 pcf [3.2 kg/m3] for CBA-A, or 0.25 pcf [4.0 kg/m3] (above ground) for ACQ-D, ACQ-C and MCQ 305/316 stainless steel fasteners are recommended. Verify actual retention level with timber treater.
  3. Borate treated timbers are not appropriate for outdoor use.
  4. Test results indicate that N2000 and Quik Guard will perform adequately, subject to regular maintenance and periodic inspection. However, the test protocol followed was a modified version of the nationally recognized test method AWPA E12-94. This test method is an accelerated test, so data over an extended period of time is not available. Also noteworthy is that tests run in a laboratory may not correlate to service conditions. If uncertain, use 305/316 stainless steel.
  5. Some treated timber may have excess surface chemicals making it potentially more corrosive. If you suspect this or are uncertain, use 305/316 stainless steel.
  6. Ammonia is typically used as a chemical carrier for difficult to treat timber species, such as, but not exclusive to, Douglas Fir and Hem Fir, which are usually found in the Western United States. Amine carriers are used in some of the Eastern US species, such as Southern Yellow Pine. If uncertain, verify chemical chemical with timber treater.

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